Choosing a luxury hotel for your trip
For those who prefer unparalleled comfort and elegance on their holidays, there is no better place to stay than a luxury hotel. But how can you be sure that the chosen institution is the best for you? One person’s idea of a luxury hotel is not always the same as another’s. Personal tastes play a key role in the decision making process. Make a list of what you expect to receive at the hotel you choose. Here are some ideas to help you with this.
What should be the ratio of staff to guests? In some of the best hotels in the world, this ratio is 1:1. Although this is rare, it is usually difficult to implement. Some luxury hotels have staff who are trained to anticipate your desires, sometimes even ahead of you. They will satisfy all your whims. For example, if you’re by the pool and you forgot your favorite book in your room, they’ll bring it, or make your favorite cocktail before you even ask for it. Luxury hotels with high staff-to-guest ratios can’t always offer that kind of personalized service.
How do you want to sleep? While enjoying your vacation, you probably don’t want to put up with the inconvenience of a night’s sleep. Look for hotels that offer different firmness mattresses. Some of the best hotels in the world not only offer mattress options and resilience charts, they also have mattresses for sale. You can buy more than just the exact bed you just slept on. You can arrange to buy a mattress and have it delivered to your home.
I am hungry. Is room service limited at certain times of the day? Choose a luxury hotel that offers flexible room service, preferably 24 hours a day. If you like to walk around the city late at night, you certainly don’t want to return to your room to find that your dinner can only be peanut butter crackers and vending machine chips.
Is the spa a real spa? When a hotel claims they have a spa, ask for all the details. Too many tourists were disappointed to find upon arrival at the hotel that the spa consisted of nothing more than a jacuzzi, sauna and Russian bath. Some of the best hotels in the world offer luxurious spas where you can enjoy beauty treatments, body wraps, massages and hot stone treatments.
Entertainment. Sometimes people just want to get rid of all the stresses of everyday life. Once you’ve settled into your room, what’s next? Pay attention to ongoing activities. Most luxury hotels offer entertainment programs to their guests, as well as horse riding, tennis courts and fitness centers. Do you love shopping? Are there shops nearby? Are there any tourist attractions nearby? All these questions need to be clarified in advance in order to ensure the most pleasant stay in the hotel.
How much is it? Did you know that you can stay in some of the best hotels in the world for a low budget price? There is usually a specific minimum number of nights required to qualify for this type of hotel discount. Call the hotel in advance and ask about any special promotions in progress. Also take a look at the hotel website, often there are offers that can only be purchased online.